This is the Bradbury Dam on elevation of 232 m. We passed the dam on our way to Solvang. It is also a fishing site. It's located near Santa Barbara, and serves as a dam for Lake Cachua.
So huge, that hubby thought for a moment that we were driving near the coast. This lake is also used for fishing. There are wilderness areas around
A beautiful area. No wonder Santa Barbara which is close, is called the American Riviera. I respectfully disagree though.
The French and Italian Riviera have a very different "feel", and the light and air (painting wise) are very different.
Maybe they also associate it also with the life style of the Riviera. Santa Barbara is known as the (student) party city. It is also known for having the biggest movie studio of the silent film area. From there the movie industry moved to Hollywood.
This cloud was weird. It was so big (you see only part of it in this pic), and it seemed to move with us. We saw it for the longest time..
Beautiful views - do you see the cloud hiding the mountains? It's the same cloud from above!
This could be a Sepia Scene with some adjustments!
The longer I live in California, the more I begin to enjoy earthly browns, like chocolate, sepia, raw sienna, burnt sienna, van Dyke brown...
Dried weeds have its own beauty
But nothing can match a little unassuming wildflower. We almost stepped on it!
Since I was soo busy showing you the sites, I put Solvang on hold again!